I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
The changes involved in adapting a generic mammalian template into a whale are certainly not all simple, independent, single-letter changes.
Two highly complex creatures, humans and bacteria, team up for a new future, using 3D printing with “functional living ink” — Flink.
The idea here is that, in different species, the same damaging mutation can be found in the same pseudogenes.
Earlier this month, Nature looked ahead at “five experiments as hard as finding the Higgs.” Two of them have relevance to the debate between naturalistic evolution and intelligent design.